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Power Generation Drops 642.4MW As Fire Guts Calabar Substation

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Power generation in Nigeria dropped 642.4 megawatts on Sunday just as fire gutted Adiabo 330/132/33kV substation in Cross River State, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The latest data on power generation from the Federal Ministry of Power on Sunday in Abuja showed that the quantum of off-peak power produced on the national grid on Saturday was 3,310.5MW, while peak electricity on the same day was put at 4,446.7MW.

The dropped in power generation to 3,804.3MW by 6 am on Sunday, indicating a power generation decrease of 642.4MW.

This came as the government through its Transmission Company of Nigeria said a fire incident occurred on Saturday at its Adiabo 330/132/33kV substation in Cross River State.

In a statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah stated that engineers from the transmission company were “working assiduously to restore power supply to Calabar.”

This, she said, was “after a substation fire incident which occurred on September 3, 2022, at its (TCN) Adiabo 330/132/33kV substation in Cross River State.

“Presently, TCN engineers are replacing the affected equipment so as to ensure the restoration of power to affected areas.”

She said supply would be restored as soon as the equipment affected by the incident was replaced, as this would most likely happen on Monday evening.

“Investigation into the cause of the incident is already ongoing,” she stated.

Mbah noted that; “TCN apologises for every inconvenience to the government and electricity customers in Cross River State and pledges to do all it can to ensure quick restoration of bulk supply to the area.”

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